Blue Star Mothers of America State of California
May 15, 2017
On the Assembly floor waiting for things to get underway. The State of California Assembly made a presentation recognizing BSM of A 75 year Anniversary. The large representation of Blue Star Moms Chapters were present; it was a pleasure to meet our sisters from Northern California!Chapter CA27 is in the house! President Robin DeCristofaro, 2nd VP Liz Fox, and Wanda Alteri-Matus, Blue to Gold Liaison represented our Chapter.
CARE PACKAGE PACKING PARTY!!!! JUNE 9 & 10, 2017
Thank you to everyone that volunteered at our June 9 and 10 Care Package Packing Party! We packed and mailed another 500 plus care packages!
What an amazing day! We have a thank you already from one of the service members, he wrote,
I'm writing this message to say, "thank you" for the care packages. Everyone here, Kabul, Afghanistan, really appreciates the time and effort that was put into sending the care packages. The boxes were supplied by the Chaplain, and distributed to the service members. Everyone was very happy to receive the items, especially the girls scout cookies. Again, everyone really appreciates your generosity and it certainly improves the moral of the soldiers.
This is exactly why we do what we do, those that have volunteered know that it is a long, sometime hot, and physically draining day, but it is so worth every minute! We absolutely LOVE what we do!!!
Memorial Day Ceremony at Lakeside Cemetary
Wounded Veteran Run - May 29, 2017
Who says you can be in two places at one time!
Heather Leigh Robinson was honored to carry our Blue Star Mothers of America Flag at the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lakeside Cemetery; and Blue Star Mom, Jo Turney lead the serving at the Folsom Veterans Hall Luncheon after the ceremony.
The Wounded Veteran Run, headed by member Courtney Hvostal was on the same day at the same time, so thanks to President Robin DeCristofaro and Past President Jan Rusk, we participated at that very important event as well!
Well done ladies!!!
Another successful CARE PACKAGE PACKING PARTY
March 4, 2017
We had a very successful care package packing party on Saturday! We packed over 200 boxes heading to deployed service member around the world; to include several of our own Blue Star Mom children!
Special thanks to Bed, Bath and Beyond, stores in Folsom and Elk Grove for their donation of the many baby wipes, jerky, hand cream and much more that filled the boxes!
We absolutely love what we do!!!
Girl Scout Cookies - GALORE!!! April 1, 2017
A group of very strong BSM volunteers spent the day, driving to Elk Grove and back to Folsom, loading and unloading over 500 CASES of Girl Scout Cookies! Donated to us from the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Council and their Cookies for Troops Program! Special thanks to the Rechcygl brothers, Jim and Bill for providing their truck and trailer!
Thank you just doesn't seem to say enough...
Special thanks to
Elks Lodge #2577, Starbucks Coffee on Waterman in Elk Grove and Girl Scouts of America
We were honored again for the 4th consecutive year, as the recipient of many cases of Girl Scout Cookies and Starbucks Coffee! Thanks to Teresa Laine for making this happen!
Girl Scout Cookie Donation - April 18, 2017
The Girls Scouts of Sutter Oak Troop 2387, lead by LeAndra Garcia, once again, presented our Chapter with many, many boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, thank you girls!
Pillowcase Decorating for the Troops - April 24, 2017
Many thanks to the National Philanthropy Charity League for taking the time to organize this great event - Sleep Tight Project! Many attended to decorate pillowcases which we will be sending in our June care packages to deployed service members.
Intel Involved Matching Grant Event - May 2, 2017
Folsom Mayor Andy Morin opened up the Intel Involved Matching Event. Thank you Melanie Bowen and Intel for your hard work and generosity benefiting our Veterans Community. This year, Intel employees logged over 200 hours of volunteer service with our Chapter! THANK YOU!
RHBSMS Volunteer of the Year
We celebrated our 2015/16 fiscal year, Volunteer of the Year,
JoAnn Smith with a delicious dinner on January 17, 2017. Each year, the volunteer of the year is chosen by a vote from the membership. JoAnn's accomplishments with our organization are numerous, however to name a few, she was the Second Sunday Breakfast Kitchen Chairperson for the past 4 years; Sous Chef to Chef Chuck at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner for 3 years running and has attended almost every packing party event!
Thank you JoAnn!!!
Kindness time 10! Tulip's Presentation-March 22, 2017
Shane and Andrea Jackson planted, nurtured and donated tulip & daffodils to the Blue Star Moms and presented over 25 potted and decorated plants at our March meeting. The Jackson's took over this tradition after the passing of Bob Dent, who, for the past 4 years grew and donated potted plants to us. What wonderful acts of kindness.
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